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Discuss Hep2o pushfit grey, Grab Ring Failure ? in the Fittings & Pipes area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. JonInvestigations

    JonInvestigations New Member

    I had a leak coming out from this reducing tee just after a month after installation.

    I think it’s an old Hep2O tee.
    I took it apart and found that the grab ring had scratch the PEX pipe.

    Making me think the pipe had move out of its place.
    Has anyone else have the same problem and any idea how this could happen ?

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  2. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR

    What brand is the pipe? Hep20 is grey
     
  3. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR

    I ask, as the theory is... you use the pipe brands own inserts and that pipe may not use that insert
     
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  4. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber Top Contributor!!

    That looks like a HEP ftg on JG pipe.
    In my experience its pressure fluctuations that have caused that hi lo hi lo. Was it on the hot side of an UVC?
     
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  5. Craig Watson

    Craig Watson Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Hep20 is white now
     
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  6. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR

    I don’t know, I haven’t used hep20 in about 10 years, it could be pink for me
     
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  7. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR

    John guest for me, if I need to use plastic.
     
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  8. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR


    Also... the fitting isn’t white, so maybe a case of cross contamination :D
     
  9. Craig Watson

    Craig Watson Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    The grab ring has scratched the pipe but not where the O ring sits. Looking at the marks it looks like the scratches have occurred while whoever fitted it, was pushing and twisting. When was it installed? If it's a month ago then chances are that has been laying around for a while before been used as hep changed their fittings years ago.
     
  10. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR

    Or severe water hammer
     
  11. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Its wrong , the seal goes into the fitting first not the grab ring
     
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  12. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber Top Contributor!!

    That made me stop and think and I haven't got one to check Jon. However, our very own 'old bugger' looks to be 100% correct.

    His back's beggered, but his brain still works - bless him ;)

    All hail Emperor Jon :):):)

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  13. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR

    Yep, you da man John. I never picked up on it.. embarrassingly! :oops:
     
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  14. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Agree, very embarrassing. Just shows though: look for the bleedin' obvious FIRST.
    (I'm trying desperately to justify my utter incompetence as I look into the mirror...)
     
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  15. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR

    Also, it may have wrong pipe/ insert combo as well
     
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